macOS 11.4

Mac workstations running macOS 11.4 do not require the Secure Profile. A feature in macOS 11.4 called Assessment Mode automatically configures computers for testing and requires no further setup. For more information about Assessment Mode, including a list of features it disables, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204775.

Installing the Secure Browser for Mac

This procedure installs the Secure Browser on desktop and laptop computers running macOS. The steps in this procedure may vary depending on your web browser.

If you are running the Secure Browser on Apple silicon devices, you must first install Rosetta 2. Rosetta 2 may already be installed on your Apple silicon device if you needed it to run another Intel-based application. If it not already installed, a prompt to install it will appear the first time you launch the Secure Browser. Rosetta 2 can also be deployed to multiple devices at once through scripting or mobile device management (MDM). For more information about Rosetta 2, including instructions to install it, please see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861.

  1. Remove any previous versions of the Secure Browser by dragging its folder to the Trash.
  2. Click the Download Browser link above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.
  3. Open Downloads from the Dock, and double-click OHSecureBrowserX.X.dmg to display its contents. 
  4. Drag the OHSecureBrowser icon to the folder. This installs the Secure Browser into Applications.
  5. Double-click the OHSecureBrowser icon on the desktop to launch the Secure Browser. (You must launch the Secure Browser to complete the installation.) The Secure Browser opens displaying the student login screen. The browser fills the entire screen and hides the dock.
  6. To exit the browser, click X in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  7. Ensure all background jobs, such as virus scans or software updates, are scheduled outside of test windows. For example, if your testing takes place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.